California Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Temp Workers

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Sacramento, CA, United States (ProPublica) - by Michael Grabell

The California legislature has passed a bill that would hold companies legally responsible if the temp agencies and subcontractors they hire cheat workers out of their wages or put them in harm's way.

Labor officials across the country have increasingly expressed concern about the rapid growth of the temporary staffing industry since the recession. They have also noted the push by hotels and warehouses to subcontract work that is part o...MORE


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